The Geo-Hydrology Intern will work under the supervision of Dr. Elli Groner, Director of the Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE) at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies.
The intern will be responsible for:
-Conducting geological surveys of the Shita stream in the Arava (Wadi Shita)
-Studying the hydrology, including floods of Wadi Shita
-Examing the geomorphology of Wadi Shita
-Studying hydro geological transects in the Wadi using total station theodolite
-Studying rain events, runoff, and floods
-Studying water shed characteristics
-Linking geo-hydrology to tree conditions
-Examining soil characteristics
-Managing the site including hosting researchers and assisting with research
-Helping to compose reports on the Arava landscape
-Degree in Geology or Physical Geography
-Strong organizational and time management skills
-Affinity for outdoor work
-Computer and MS Office proficient
-Pleasant and personable, hardworking, efficient, able to work under pressure and for long hours
-Ability to work independently
The Center for Hyper-Arid Socio-Ecology (CHASE), directed by Dr. Elli Groner, is dedicated to the study of the natural ecosystems in the Arava valley and the interaction between those ecosystems and the region’s people.CHASE brings together Jordanian and Israeli researchers to map the biodiversity of the region, in order to better protect natural resources while enabling sustainable human development in the region.
*The Arava Institute is located on Kibbutz Ketura in the Southern Arava Valley, Israel.